S02 E09: Mahesh Murthy

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He is a man with a resume, spanning 34 years’ of experience as a marketer, being an entrepreneur for over 2 decades and an investor for the last 19 years. He has worked on brands like Amazon, Yahoo, Pepsi, Microsoft, Nike, Unilever, Kraft, across the US, China, Europe and India.
Mahesh has been instrumental in the launch of MTV in India and then ran its rival Channel V. But, lately there is a cloud of doubt engulfing this very influential man who has been allegedly charged for sexual harassment. We have with us, Mahesh Murthy.

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S02 E08: Simar Singh

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Simar Singh is the curator and founder of UnErase Poetry, a movement to promote and produce spoken word poetry in India. He is based out of Bombay.
UnErase Poetry currently curates poetry performances at the Tuning Fork Café in Khar (West) and makes these performances available over the internet for anyone to see.

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S02 E07: Arokiaswamy Velumani

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He believes that villages are the best university as it teaches you to solve problems and strive hard. With poor parents and being the eldest of the five siblings, Dr. A Velumani is a self-made man who set up Thyrocare with an initial investment of Rs 2 lakh and today has managed to take it to over Rs 3000 crore.

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S02 E06: Parmesh Shahani

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He is a TED Fellow, Yale World fellow, affiliated scholar at MIT, works for LGBT rights, works with NGOs, Govt, World Bank and the UN. All encompassed he is known as a Cultural Guru…It’s none other than Parmesh Shahani.

Parmesh's vibrancy has reflected in his journey throughout. Having authored, Gay Bombay, he put forth an advanced vision for the LGBT community in India and continues to do so.

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S02 E05: Vanika Choudhary

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Vanika Choudhary started a restaurant, Sequel Bistro. She quit her full-time corporate job to go on a short sabbatical, which eventually resulted in her fleshing out a life-long dream of starting a restaurant that promotes conscious eating. The concept behind Sequel is to offer wholesome world cuisine with fresh, high-quality ingredients. According to her, healthy food need not be boring and she is trying to break that stereotype.

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S02 E04: Vivek Bhargava

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He was inclined to technology from an early age and that prompted Vivek Bhargava to move out of his family business and set up his entrepreneurial venture in digital advertising. Today he heads one of the largest communication groups. In his personal capacity, he mentors young entrepreneurs. He is a table tennis enthusiast and has won medals in the 40-plus category in two national tournaments. Bhargava is taking forward the cause of table tennis with his Kamgar Academy situated in Elphinstone Road, Mumbai. Interestingly, he can also tell you how money can buy you happiness?

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S02 E03: Aashish Contractor

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He is widely recognized as a pioneer of cardiac rehabilitation in India. He is a valuable information resource for the layperson to understand the various dimensions of coronary complications, their prevention and resolution. He just does not believe in leading a sedentary lifestyle. A marathoner himself and even encourages his patients to run after their cardiac rehabilitation. He recently authored a book 'The Heart Truth' where he has summed up his 2 decades of medical experience to provide inputs and tips on how to take care of your heart.

He is none other than Dr Aashish Contractor.

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S02 E02: Abhijit Pradhan

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You can consider him as a Maverick. From having a good decade and half years successful stint in advertising- building brands and entertainment companies to certifying to be a Chi Running coach to his current obsession of a different kind for Coffee, he currently follows his passion for helping superstars at work, find theirs! We are talking about Abhijit Pradhan!

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S02 E01: Harish Bhimani

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Who does it remind you of when I say ‘Main Samay Hoon’?
He actually needs no introduction and is has been bestowed upon with the coveted title of ‘Voice of India’. From documentaries to audio books to son-et-lumiere shows to religious albums, he has done it all.

Today, we have with us none other than the legendary voice of India-Harish Bhimani.

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Ep.12: Arunachalam Muruganantham

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Arunachalam Muruganantham is better known as 'Menstrual Man'. A social entrepreneur from Coimbatore, Arunachalam became the subject of ridicule when he decided to make low-cost sanitary napkins.

His innovation is now changing the lives of women in Indian villages, and his story is also being depicted by Akshay Kumar in R. Balki's 'Pad Man'.

On this episode, he talks to Vishal about the challenges he faced at every step of the way, and eventually succeeded in accomplishing what he set out to do.

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Ep.11: Tirthankar Dash

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Thirthankar Dash has a lot of questions. Founder of Quantum360, a design solutions lab, Dash has always made it his mission to find his personal story. And now, he helps others find theirs.
On this episode, he talks to Vishal about using data to find meaning and purpose in your own life.

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Ep.10: Dilshad Master Kumar

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Dilshad Master Kumar has spent almost 22 years in the media business, from launching Zee Cinema to serving as the Chief Operating Officer at UTV entertainment. She was diagnosed with cancer five years ago and has since devoted all her time to pursue her love for adventure sports.
She has trekked to Everest base camp multiple times and is currently the director of operations and business development at Mercury Himalayan Explorations.

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Ep.09: Shantanu Moitra

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Musician and composer Shantanu Moitra has a come a long way since his banking and advertising days. He is the man responsible for some of Bollywood’s best music for the past two decades; from Hazaron Khwahishen Aisi and Parineeta to 3 idiots and Pink.

In this conversation, he shares his reluctant journey into Bollywood and his passion for travel, mountaineering, football and leading a creative life.

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Ep.08: Samara Mahindra

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Samara Mahindra has worn many hats; from acting to marketing to running a fashion label. But this was before she found her true calling - the rehabilitation of cancer patients.

Samara is the founder of the CARER Program, that takes a holistic view of cancer recovery. In this episode, she talks about her mother's battle with cancer and her personal journey into the world of health, nutrition, and cancer treatments.

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Ep.07: Col. Narendra "Bull" Kumar

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Col. Narendra “Bull” Kumar is an award-winning mountaineer, a brave soldier, and most importantly a man who can lay claim to influencing history. It was thanks to his expedition in the 70s that India claimed the Siachen Glacier. A Padma Shri and Arjuna awardee, he loves challenges and leaps at them without thinking of the consequences.
In this episode, Col. Bull Kumar recounts stories from his long and illustrious career in vivid detail.

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Ep.06: Luke Coutinho

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Luke Coutinho is a man who wears different hats - he is a doctor of alternative medicine, an integrative lifestyle specialist, a food science and nutrition specialist, fitness expert, motivational speaker and an author. He believes in treating illnesses from their root instead of a symptomatic approach and helps people make lifestyle changes to achieve their health goals.
His latest book is called ‘The Great Indian Diet’ and has been co-authored by Shilpa Shetty.

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Ep.05: Ranveer Allahbadia

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Ranveer Allahbadia dreamed of being a filmmaker and chef before he decided to start a YouTube channel called BeerBiceps dedicated to fitness. Now over 2.5 million people watch his videos every month. This 24 year-old Youtube star, fitness expert and entrepreneur sits down to chat about the fitness industry, trends, diets, creating and monitising content and more.

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Ep. 04: Divyanshu Ganatra

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Divyanshu Ganatra lost his sight to glaucoma when he was just 19 but that did not deter him from living his life. For this 39-year-old clinical psychologist, life is as normal as it can get for any able-bodied person. So much so that he is such an adventure sports enthusiast from trekking to scuba diving to paragliding, he does them all. He became the first visually-challenged person in India to be a solo paraglider and he has to his credit a successful expedition to Milam Glacier in the Kumaon hills’ of Uttarakhand in the Himalayas, among others.

Divyanshu now promotes adventure sports among persons with disabilities along with able-bodied persons through his social initiative ‘Adventure Beyond Barriers’.

UPDATE: In August 2017, he successfully completed India's first ever inclusive tandem cycling expedition InSync from Manali to Khardungla, a distance of 540 km in 9 days for the second consecutive time.

This podcast was recorded before he embarked on this expedition.

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Ep.03 – Amish Tripathi

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Amish Tripathi, IIM alumnus and former banker made publishing history with his best-selling novel The Immortals of Meluha in 2010. Since then, he has found immense success with the Shiva Trilogy though the combination of skill, smart marketing and sheer confidence. In this episode, he talks about his writing, his journey, his faith and what the future holds for him.

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Ep.02 – Kuntal Joisher

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After several spine-chilling attempts and some narrow escapes, in 2016, Kuntal Joisher became the first vegan to have conquered Mount Everest. His story is one of intense passion and determination. In this episode he takes us through his journey to the top of the world.

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